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July 27, 2011   (0 comments)
The K-Tribe Chronicle: "Uh, everything's under control. Situation's normal..."
(Photo: Kinston Indians)From the Reservation:
So, now apparently the team is an offensive juggernaut. After a season in which they've struggled hitting air, they come out as a team and hit over .300. To make matters even more confusing, their starting rotation was over 8.00. Yeah...right is left, and left is right...
Which is absolutely normal for this team.
There's no rhyme-nor-reason...
July 27, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: July 26 (The Perfect Game Edition)
Justin Germano
(photo: Columbus
Clippers)Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday's performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday's game.
Justin Germano: SP, Columbus Clippers: W (1-2)***Perfect Game***9 IP, 0 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 7 K:
The Justin Germano story in 2011 is a...
July 27, 2011   (0 comments)
Abreu named Player of the Week...again
Abner AbreuHigh-A Kinston outfielder Abner Abreu did it again as he was once again named the Carolina Player of the Week for the period from July 18th to July 24th. It is his second Player of the Week honor for the month of July, his second in three weeks. For the week he hit .522/.560/1.087 (12-for-23) in six games and had 2 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR, 9 RBI, 8 R, 2 BB, and 7 K. He had at least one extra base...
July 27, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 7/26: Germano, Clippers enjoy perfect night
Justin Germano (Photo: AP)Germano is perfect in Syracuse
Columbus came into tonight's game really struggling offensively, scoring one run in their last 18 innings of play. A fast start offensively was badly needed for Clippers and they got it in the top of the first inning. Tim Fedroff led off the game with a double down the right field. After a Jason Donald pop out and a Luis Valbuena groundout...
July 26, 2011   (0 comments)
Weglarz sidelined with eye bruise
A lot of people have noticed that Double-A outfielder Nick Weglarz has not played since July 19th. He was in the midst of an 0-for-25 stretch at the plate when he mysteriously disappeared, so the logical thought was his knee acted up on him again. As it turns out he was struck in the right eye recently by a teammate that was doing exercises with a bat which resulted in a black eye and some concussion...
July 26, 2011   (0 comments)
Albert Pujols (Photo: AP)The second half of the baseball season is well underway. The fantasy baseball season is getting hot and heavy with some people enjoying success while a great many others already are writing off their teams thanks to poor play or injuries to the players drafted.
Fantasy baseball goes over the course of a full six month MLB season, at which time winners are determined....
July 26, 2011   (0 comments)
(Chun Chen: Photo Credit - Lianna Holub)A tailspin week for Harrisburg that included seven losses opened the Western Division wide open and the Aeros certainly took advantage with a 5-2 week against Altoona and Erie. Harrisburg played Richmond, also in the four-way West battle, six times, including two double headers in four days. They came out the other end with just one win after dropping a pair...
July 26, 2011   (0 comments)
Blaine O'Brien48th round pick right-handed pitcher Blaine O'Brien was pitching summer ball in the New England Collegiate Baseball League until shoulder soreness forced him to be sidelined after just two appearances. He is a summer follow for the Indians as they wanted to watch him pitch more before offering him a contract, so this may hurt his chances. If the Indians do sign him it looks like at this...
July 26, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: July 25
Cole Cook
(photo: Lake
County)Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday's performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday's game.
I just wanted to take the time to congratulate Jason Kipnis on his game-winning single last night for his first major league hit. I've watched a lot of...
July 26, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 7/25: Moncrief's throwing, hitting leads Captains
Carlos Moncrief (Photo: Lianna Holub)Captains pop the Kernels 2-1
Carlos Moncrief
July 25, 2011   (0 comments)
B.J. Upton (Photo: AP)So it's been a lot more an interesting season for the Indians than just about any fan would have expected so far. The problem is they went from having a huge lead to being two games out of first now. This means a team everyone thought would be a seller, is looking to buy.
The question is how much can they spend and is it worth it to acquire a big name. So I am going to...
July 25, 2011   (0 comments)
Sailing with the Clippers is a weekly Monday morning installment that explores the week that was for Triple-A Columbus.
It seems as though all of the talent the Clippers have had this season is beginning to hurt them. As the top prospects are deemed ready, and the depth prospects get hot or are needed because of a Major League injury, Triple-A Columbus has to compensate. Such is life for...
July 25, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: July 24
T. CannonAround the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday's performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday's game.
Tyler Cannon-3B, Kinston: 3-for-3, 2 R, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, BB
Tyler Cannon was just a home run away from hitting for the cycle and reached base all four times he stepped up to...
July 25, 2011   (0 comments)
Game Recaps 7/24: A Sterling debut for Lake County
Felix Sterling (Photo: Lianna Holub)Captains win with a Sterling performance
Felix Sterling made his Lake County Captains debut a memorable one as he picked up the win and all but one Captains hitter reached base as the Captains defeated the Cedar Rapids Kernels 6-1 Sunday.
Travis Witherspoon led off the game with a solo home run off of Sterling to give the Kernels an early 1-0 lead....
July 24, 2011   (0 comments)
Could Ryan Ludwick be an Indian again
soon? (Photo: AP)
Some news, notes, and thoughts from my Indians notebook…
Time to make a deal
The Indians are in the thick of a pennant race in the AL Central, a race that by the day seems to add more teams.
In the middle of May the Indians appeared to be running away with the division as the nearest team was 7.5 games out...
July 24, 2011   (0 comments)
Around the Farm: July 23 (Abner Abreu...Again)
Abner Abreu
(photo: Kinston
Indians)Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday's performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday's game.
Could the Indians' organization be witnessing the blossoming of one of their biggest talents, right before their eyes? Might the Indians have a power-hitting,...
July 24, 2011   (0 comments)
Cole Pitts32nd round pick right-handed pitcher Cole Pitts is still weighing his options to sign with the Indians or to attend Georgia Tech this fall. It will take a considerable offer from the Indians to land him, so it looks like he is college bound. That said, the Indians appear to be interested in pursing negotiations as they recently had both his area scout and a crosschecker watch him pitch in...
July 24, 2011   (0 comments)
Jordan Smith (photo: St. Cloud State)Scrappers Erase Early Deficit in Win Over Renegades
Jordan Smith and Todd Hankins hit two-run doubles in the seventh inning and the Scrappers scored seven straight runs in a 7-4 victory over the Hudson Valley Renegades.
Mahoning Valley trailed 2-0 after three innings as the Renegades scored one in the first and one in the third off starter Joseph...
July 23, 2011   (0 comments)
Indians Minor League Magazine 7/19 (Ep 12)
"Indians Minor League Magazine" is a half hour program on the Cleveland Indians cable network SportsTime Ohio (STO) which airs weekly on Tuesday nights from 6:00-6:30 PM EST. The show recaps all of the highlights from the week that was in the Cleveland Indians farm system with lots of video, interviews, and in-studio guests.
The show recaps the week that was in the system and also features...
July 23, 2011   (0 comments)
Beau Mills re-building his career as potential heir to Hafner
Beau Mills (photo: Tony Lastoria)Beau Mills was promoted yesterday to Triple A Columbus after 2 1/2 frustrating seasons as a member of the Akron Aeros. Mills was the former first round draft pick of the Cleveland Indians in 2007, and came as a power-hitting corner infielder with a high baseball IQ (his father is Brad Mills, the current manager of the Houston Astros, and former coach for the Boston...